BBC Singers
10 Jul 2015, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
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Sun, Sea and Summer Nights
Sun, Sea and Summer Nights
19:30 Fri 10 Jul 2015 St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge
In holiday mood, the BBC Singers - directed by the Latvian choral conductor Kaspars Putnins and joined by the viola-player Scott Dickinson - perform a programme on the theme of sun, sea and summer nights.
In holiday mood, the BBC Singers - directed by the Latvian choral conductor Kaspars Putnins and joined by the viola-player Scott Dickinson - perform a programme on the theme of sun, sea and summer nights.

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In holiday mood, the BBC Singers - directed by the Latvian choral conductor Kaspars Putnins and joined by the viola-player Scott Dickinson - perform a programme on the theme of sun, sea and summer nights.

The music includes a choral portrait of the Mediterranean by the Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas, and a Manx sea-scape, for solo viola, by Paul Patterson. Bob Chilcott's Beach is a poignant reminiscence of childhood days at the seaside - like Britten's Elegy: the 16-year old composer commemorating his final summer term at school in Lowestoft.

Also in the concert, summer partsongs by Brahms and Schumann, and the Dutch composer Ton de Leeuw's setting of words from the Song of Solomon which depict vines in bloom and love in the air. And, completing the programme, Cecilia McDowall's musical portrayal of a historic night spent not on the ground but soaring above it - the evening in 1912 when Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly a plane across the English Channel.

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